Deals: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is only a short way off now, and it might be the first time a lot of Switch owners have played this game as not everyone had the Wii U. Still, current owners of the non-deluxe version will no doubt be delighted by the new-found portability, new characters and of course the all-important battle mode.

Ever since Super Mario Kart, which was released way back in 1992, the series has been a essential buy for each Nintendo console, and we don't think anything's changed as this one gets set to hit stores.

With this in mind we've put together a handy guide so you can share your love for all things Mario Kart with friends and family.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Nintendo Switch

It would be remiss of us not to include the game itself in our deals guide. While some of you might opt for the downloadable version so you can easily hop into a game of Mario Kart whenever the mood takes you, we know a lot of you are old school and will want the cartridge.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wheels

Are you one of those people who can play Mario Kart using motion controls? If so you'll want to pick up a pair of wheels lovingly designed to fit your Joy-Con. In addition to Nintendo's first party offering, there are a few alternatives from third parties which might take your fancy.

Multiplayer Madness

You can play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 4 players locally, so now might be a good time to invest in some more controllers. Another pair of Joy-Con might be all you need, but a Pro Controller (or a cheaper third party offering) is another great way to go.

Mario Kart on the move!

If like the folks in the Switch pre-launch commercial you like to play a game of Mario Kart on your way to do some real life go-karting we've got you covered. Mount your Nintendo Switch to your car headrest and keep it topped up with power and you won't get any more annoying "are we there yet?" questions on a long vacation journey this Summer.

Radio Controlled Mario Kart fun

Radio controlled cars are great fun to mess about with, but the fun is doubled when that R/C car has a Mario Kart theme.

Pull back Mario Kart racers

These pull back Mario Kart 8 racers can be a laugh and make ideal reasonably priced birthday gifts for kids and big kids. Why not collect them all?

More Mario Kart merch

It's amazing what other Mario Kart-themed items you can get. From t-shirts to pin badges, here are some fun ideas for you to show the world what a massive Mario Kart fan you are.

Thanks for checking out these deals, and whatever you go for we're optimistic that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be an awesome arrival on Switch. If you have any favourite items that we missed share them below!